Vietnam overview 6 days 5 nights should be a perfect option. This journey leads you to almost famous highlights of this small country, but well-known for more than 4000 years of history, couple with diversified landscapes and the unique cultural attractions. Among the most favorite cities to visit in Asia, a stop for any tourists to Vietnam, Hanoi is a French colonial city with many well – preserved buildings, tranquil lakes, and verdant parks and so on.
Vietnam Overview 6 days/ 5 nights
Tour Code :VN6D5N2018
Departure : Hanoi
Style : Private tour
Destinations: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Hue - Hoi An - Cu Chi - Mekong delta - HCMC.
- Discover the graceful, atmosphere and exotic capital city Hanoi – thousand year of culture
- Explore the breathtaking beauty of more than 2000 islands rising from emerald water of Halong Bay recognized World Heritage Site by UNESCO
- Gain a deeper understand of Imperial city Hue known for its temples, tombs, palaces & pagodas
- Step into the impressive, historic homes of Hoian, UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Explore the bustle Ho Chi Minh City, the dynamic heart of Vietnam
- Visit the famous Cu Chi network of underground tunnels used as a military base for the Vietcong in the American war
Day 1 : Hanoi Arrival & Water Puppet Show (D)
Upon arrival, you are met at the Noi Bai airport and transferred to the hotel by the guide. Check-in and relax. In the late afternoon, enjoy the Water Puppet Show, the unique Vietnamese traditional art. This art is originated from rural festivals in Vietnam. The artists-men and women-stand waist-deep in the water to manipulate the puppets, making them move, talk and laugh and even dance on the surface of the water, followed by having dinner at a nice local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2 : Hanoi City Tour – Ha Long City (B,L,D)
After having breakfast at the hotel we enjoy a half day city tour starting with the Ho Chi Minh Complex. This famous site contains the Mausoleum of the nation’s founder Ho Chi Minh (Close on Monday, Friday & November), the Presidential Palace and the Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Close to this complex is the One Pillar Pagoda, whose origins date back to the foundation of city. We follow this with the Temple of Literature. Have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, departure for Halong city by your private vehicle. On arrival in Halong city, check in the hotel. Time at leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Halong.
Day 3 : Halong Junk Cruise – Flight to Hue (B,L,D)
In the morning, after breakfast, transfer to the pier where we will take 5- hour cruise in Halong Bay, the World Natural Heritage listed by UNESSCO since 1994 to enjoy the surreal beauty here with limestone cliffs risen up from the emerald water. Make a stop to visit to explore and take photos in Thien Cung and Dau Go Cave, Dinh Huong Island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island, Sail Island. Enjoy the delicious seafood lunch served on board. We then back to the wharf after a 5 - hour boat trip. Disembark the boat, our driver will pick you up at the pier and then drive to Hanoi airport for the flight to Hue. On arrival, you are picked up and transferred to hotel by your private guide there to check in and relax. Overnight at the hotel in Hue.
Day 4 : Hue Imperial City – Danang – Hoian (B,L,D)
Morning, walking for few minutes to the boat pier in Perfume River, we then take a boat trip on the picturesque Thien Mu pagoda, or Heavenly Lady Pagoda. Built in 1601 between a river and a pine forest, this pagoda is one of the oldest and prettiest religious buildings in the country. Among many interesting artifacts displayed here, there is the car which the former monk Thich Quang Duc left in Saigon before burning himself to protest against the South Vietnamese regime and its treatment of Buddhists. Disembark the board for a visit the elaborate mausoleum of former emperor Tu Duc. Afternoon, visit the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City. Built in the 19th century by the Nguyen dynasty, the City was home to the former Emperors of Vietnam from 1802 until 1945. After that, we drive to Hoian. Check in hotel and relax. Overnight at the hotel in Hoian
Day 5 : Hoian – Flight to Ho Chi Minh – City Tour (B,L,D)
Morning, we will visit Hoian town with the ancient merchants’ houses, the Phuc Kien temple, the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, and colorful riverside market, workshops where artisans make Hoian’s famous lanterns. Guests can learn how the lanterns are made and then have a chance to create their own lanterns, from designing the frame to gluing the cloth. Leaving Hoian, we transfer to Danang airport to take a short flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Upon arrival, you are picked up and transferred from Tan Son Nhat Airport to the hotel in the city center. After checking in the hotel, you take a city tour around this bustling city to visit the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Saigon Post Office, Thien Hau Temple, and Ben Thanh market. Overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 6 : Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels – Mekong Delta (B/L)
07h30am: Tour guide pick you up your hotel and depart to Cu Chi network covers a wide area of countryside near to Ho Chi Minh city and was an excellent way for the Viet Kong to move undetected by American forces underground. This evocative day tour explores the struggle of everyday life during the Vietnam War from a local perspective and takes you deep underground to explore the tunnels.
The Cu Chi tour starts with an introductory video detailing its long 25-year construction. Then it is time to go underground in the infamous 120-mile Cu Chi tunnel system which offered a safe haven for soldiers and thousands of Vietnamese people during the Vietnam War. It is virtually an underground city with dwelling houses, schools, hospitals and factories.
On display are booby traps, the remains of a US army tank and huge craters left by American B52 bombs. You will be able to admire lots of compelling photos and personal effects left behind. There is also the chance to play real war games firing an authentic AK rifle used during the war. Drive back to Mekong delta
12:30 Enjoy a lunch great dishes
13:30 Check in Cruise and visiting Honey farming garden
14:10 Arrive in Thai Son Island (Cù Lao Thới Sơn) you will walk down on the road to the village, visit the house of residents here, see orchards and enjoy Various kinds of fruite depending on the season. Especially, you will appreciate Harmonious sounds with “ Đờn Ca Tài Tử” – A specific characteristic of Southern culture.
15:20 Go canoeing, weave along through the small river and see rows of coconut palm. Go to the next, go and have a look around the beekeeping places and enjoy delicious flavour of honeysuckle tea with pollen.
16:00 Backing the boat, returning the dock and taking you back Saigon. Being to your hotel. End of the tour
The English speaking guide as guided time
Accommodation based on double/twin sharing with daily breakfast
Cruise in Halong Bay (the private boat)
Meals as indicated (B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
All transfers with the air-conditioned private vehicule
The private boat excursion in Hue
Domestic airtickets: Hanoi – Hue, Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam Airlines/Economy Class)
All entrance fees
Water & cool towels
Government taxes & service charge
Early check in/ late check out
Meals not indicated
Drinks & beverage..
Surcharge for gala diner on 24th Dec and 31st Dec
Personal travel insurance (Compulsory).
Personal expenses such as Telephone and Laundry bills.
Tips and gratuities
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